1. September 15, 2021

    Applications open for submissions

  2. December 6, 2021

    Deadline for submissions

  3. December 27, 2021

    Semifinalists announcement

  4. February, 2022

    Semifinalists bootcamp

  5. February, 2022

    Conference and Awards Ceremony


About The Competition

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (ASC) is a yearly competition initiated by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab since 2006. This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab Region. ASC pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, Startups and Social Entrepreneurship Track. The winning teams are awarded prize money in equity free fund and benefit from a range of other activities including top tier training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure and great networking opportunities.

Competition’s Alumni FAQ

Why Apply

  • Top Tier Trainings
    Top Tier Trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Media Exposure
    Media Exposure
  • Networking Opportunities
    Networking Opportunities
  • Equity Free Prize Money
    Equity Free Prize Money

Competition’s Bootcamp

An intensive 3-day bootstrapping training program designed specifically for the semifinalist teams of the competition to prepare them for their upcoming pitches. The training is customized for each of the three tracks and covers topics including but not limited to scaling businesses, building business models and value propositions, customer journey mapping, fundraising, and pitching. The BootCamp also includes the flagship mentorship activity putting the participating entrepreneurs face to face with leading industry experts. Held in a different Arab city every edition, these BootCamps gather over a 100 entrepreneurs and have so far offered top-tier training for a total of 2,400 entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs Received Top Tier Trainings
Startups Established
Jobs Created By The Competition's Alumni
Equity-free funding (USD)

Under the patronage of

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